Turkey Day is now behind us and we’re sprinting into the final month of 2015. Here’s what you might’ve missed this month or while you were out walking off the Thanksgiving feast!
The results are in: 2014 was another exceptional year at the National Park Foundation! Through our grants, we helped protect America's best idea -- our national parks. We made it possible to connect new audiences to these incredible places. We created opportunities to inspire the next generation of national park supporters. We were able to do this because of you.
We all have that one friend or family member who's always a challenge to shop for. They’re an outdoor aficionado with all the necessary gear for adventures to national parks.
So what do you gift the person who’s got it all?
Get them something that not only speaks to their passion for the great outdoors – get them something that also gives back to our national parks!
Horseshoe Bend: Made possible by millions of years of gushing water. And the support of Bryan Barreras.
The river made the bend. As a member of the National Park Foundation community, Bryan helps make Horseshoe Bend, in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, a place that millions can enjoy each year.
We are so excited to support the White House youth initiative Every Kid in a Park! The program allows all fourth graders attending school in the United States to get their very own Every Kid in a Park pass, which gets them and three adult guests into national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and more for FREE! The National Park Foundation supports the program by providing transportation grants to federal lands and waters to break transportation barriers that prevent kids from getting to parks.
Kenai Fjords National Park was shaped by plate tectonics, ancient glaciers, and Marcia Miller’s generosity.
By giving to the National Park Foundation, Marcia doesn’t just protect Kenai’s fjords and glaciers; she supports all the National Park Service does.
We chatted with Marcia recently to learn what the national parks mean to her:
Have you stopped and wondered: where is 2015 scurrying off to so quickly? It’s hard to believe we’re welcoming November already! Here’s a recap on what you might’ve missed while you were out chasing awesome views of the changing leaves.
San Antonio Missions: Founded by Spanish missionaries, supported by a Brooklyn musician.
Local indigenous people used limestone and stucco to build San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. As a member of the National Park Foundation community, Matt Leibowitz protects the Missions, and every other national park.
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is supported by 26 marble columns. And one retired teacher.
Richard Nickel may live in a town of only 2,158 people, but as a part of the National Park Foundation community, he impacts millions in America’s biggest cities by supporting urban oases like the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.
Zion National Park is the result of erosion, sedimentary uplift, and Stephanie Shinmachi.
Members of the National Park Foundation community, like Stephanie, volunteer in parks across America, supporting everything the National Park Service does, from conservation to education.